Taking A Look At Pop!_OS From System76

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by hmscott, May 2, 2019.

  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Thanks to nephew @j95 exposing me to how great it is, I finally decided to spring for the full "master license" of JRiver Media Center so I could also install and register it on Linux, seeing that I am frequently using Linux on both the desktop and laptop now. This is on the desktop, Pop!_OS running Cinnamon desktop. Still no 5.1 functionality, but it sounds awesome on Linux with this media center. At least the subwoofer works and rattles the windows nicely. Been using this media center on Windows for a good while now. Thanks @j95! :vbthumbsup:

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    Even the advanced JRiver Media Center features, like internet lyrics look-up, works great on Linux.
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  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Went back to windows for me on the 13 R3, t440p is running KDE for now.
     
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    sev7en Notebook Consultant

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    Hello,
    I have as well the R3 OLED and PopOS is the best out of the box distro linux ever found... I tried everything (base I work with Archlabs) but... in which way you managed the Alienware Center of Window memory?
    For the brightness I change the gamma via command line... did you have a working app as well as for the backlight of the keyboard / touchpad?


    Cheers
     
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  4. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    Nope, that is secondary in the grand scheme of things, if I cant get my primary functions going there isnt much point meddling with anything else.
     
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    sev7en Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks!!! I never head it before... just installing on my Archlabs.

    Package (6) Old Version New Version Net Change Download Size

    community/cabextract 1.9.1-1 0.09 MiB 0.03 MiB
    extra/freeglut 3.0.0-2 0.38 MiB 0.09 MiB
    glxinfo 8.4.0-1 -0.07 MiB
    extra/mesa-demos 8.4.0-1 6.95 MiB 1.43 MiB
    extra/python-evdev 1.2.0-1 0.21 MiB 0.04 MiB
    community/lutris 0.5.2.2-1 5.82 MiB 1.87 MiB
     
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  6. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It's got Pop!_OS in there too :)

    We Ditched Mac Pro for THIS...[Pop!_OS]
    Jan 20, 2020
    Snazzy Labs
    The 2019 Mac Pro has been lauded by many as the end-all-be-all of video editing workstations. But that's only if you have big $$$. We put Linux on our AMD Ryzen 3950X PC and see how it holds up. Many tech YouTubers use Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro to edit their videos, but Derek, the cinematographer here at Snazzy Labs uses Blackmagic Davinci Resolve. Unlike the other two popular NLEs, Resolve is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux but was originally developed for Linux to use in a professional studio/post-processing environment. We took our PC rocking a 3950X CPU, a GTX 1080 (ya, we know, we're waiting on the new 2080 Ti Super), and put this thing to the test. Not only does it run Linux, but it does so very well. Running the Debian/Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS, this thing is ready to rumble.
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-maxed-out-52-599.831312/page-3#post-10985224
     
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  7. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Will this work on my 2007 macbook white? 3.1 I think it is.
     
  8. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I suggest LiveCD first using Intel/AMD ISO of pop OS!. It should run fine for daily usage.
     
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  9. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    There's Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and most distros have been updated. I have switched from Xubuntu 18 to Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS and although there were quirks in getting secure boot to work, I have finally got hybrid optimus to work out of the box.
    I recommend people to wait for point releases. If you are doing Cubic based distro updates, I would suggest you to install grub-efi-amd64 along with shim and shim-signed which are not marked as recommended which will cause secure boot to act up or not work at all. Also nvidia dGPU users need to install linux modules 5,4 for nvidia-440 model otherwise you need to disable secure boot.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    An update: Undervolt is disabled if UEFI secure boot is enabled.
     

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